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1965 GTO wiper linkage repair

I am restoring a '65 GTO and need some help on repairing the wiper linkage/transmission. The plastic ball retainer on the main joint failed and no longer holds the linkage ball. I ordered a "repair kit" off ebay, but came with no directions, and the seller won't get back to me. It comes with copper parts, and screws and nuts, but I don't see how it assembles and repairs the linkage. Anyone have any history on using these repair kits? thx!
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With that kit you need to drill out the factory rivets that retain the ball/joint.
Those are metal balls attached to the spline portion, hopefully not worn down and/or damaged.
Below is a '66 linkage but will apply to the '65 as well.
You can buy the complete linkage if needed.
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Thanks, but how do the new parts assemble? I drilled out the rivets and pulled out the broken plastic ball retainer. I can't see how these new parts assemble into the old parts.
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See Junior's "Picture 3" The 2 metal bits clamp over the ball so you can attach the linkage to the wiper arm base. If your ball is gone... ??? Time for replacement wiper transmission.
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